Vanya on 42nd Street Reviews

August 12, 2008
The drawback, however, is that the actors chew the scenery in true stagecraft fashion, which, on film, induces regular wincing and a wish that they would hand out the valium and take it easy.
August 12, 2008
The performances are precise, the language is alive and well spoken and the setting is striking, but Vanya on 42nd Street still suffers rather heavily from the limitations of filmed theater.
December 22, 2003
Despite great acting, the general impression of the film is underwhelming.
July 29, 2002
Much too talky.